Hall of Fame trainer Teddy Atlas saw Youtuber turned boxer, Jake Paul, as the clear winner of last Sunday's fight with former UFC champion Tyron Woodley.
Their contest headlined a Showtime Pay-Per-View card in Paul's hometown of Cleveland.
Paul won an eight round split decision - but Atlas felt Paul the rightful victory.
The veteran coach felt Woodley was not busy enough and let Paul off the hook during key moments in the contest - like when he rocked Paul in the fourth round.
“Pressure without punching, it’s kind of like the fall is coming, autumn is coming, and there’s gonna be a lot of leaves to rake,” Atlas said. “It’s kind of like raking all those leaves and you rake ‘em all into a pile and then you don’t get rid of them. You just leave them in a pile and the wind blows them back and you’ve got leaves again! And what the hell did you do? You didn’t do nothing, you just got tired. And that’s kind of what happened, that he raked the leaves into a pile, but he didn’t get rid of them," Atlas told the MMA Hour.
"He didn’t punch and he left his man, Paul, there, and just like the leaves will come back and they will scatter and they will take their place, well Paul was able to come back and scatter to the outskirts again and use the jab and be able to carry the action or carry the rhythm of the fight and be able to control the parameters of the ring, enough to win.
“That split decision was absurd, it was absurd. Paul won probably six rounds. You want to make it five rounds, fine. But to have a split decision? No. The bottom line is that Woodley, whether he made a conscious decision or that’s him now, that’s just his M.O. That’s him."